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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: in cold blood. >> these officers were ambushed. >> pelley: two iowa cops are shot to death as they sat in patrol cars. a suspect is in custody. two police forces are grief stricken. also tonight, as trump andig clinton make their closing arguments, we hear the concerns of millennl >> neither party deserves the black vote. >> i think we do need law and order in this country. >> i have never been more afraif in my life than i have been throughout this election. >> pelley: hard times in the oil patch. schools go to a four-day week. >> let's go cubs! >> pelley: and we double team our world series coverage with dean 'n' don. >> as the front page of thege "chicago tribune" says today,
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"c "cleveland plain dealer" says it all, "buckle up." this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. shameful acts of violence, that is what president obama called the ambush murders of two iowa police officers. sergeant anthony beminio of the des moines police department and officer justin martin of the urbandale p.d. were assassinated last night without provocation in separate shootings. tonight a suspect is under arrest and david begnaud is in des moines. >> reporter: it was just after 1:00 a.m. officers found rookie officer justin martin shot dead in his patrol car. more than 15 rounds were fired at him while he was driving. about three minutes later and less than two miles away, des moines police sergeant anthony
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s he died at a local hospital. des moines police spokesman paul parizek. >> they were ambushed. it's nothing less than a slaughter. these officers had no idea what was to come. >> reporter: by 9:25 a.m. police had 46-year-old scott michael greene in custody.mi greene had flagged down a state employee, showed him his i.d.ee and asked him to call 9-1-1. he was arrested without incident and taken to a hospital after saying he felt sick. police believe greene used a rifle to execute the lawmen. >> i think he had full awareness of what he was doing when he killed those officers. the way that this happened isn't something that seems spur of the moment. >> reporter: greene has a history of harassment. just two weeks ago he waved a we confederate flag at a high school football game. this video shot by greene shows police asking him to leave. >> have i committed a crime? >> you're on private property. you're on school property. we're asking you to leave at this time. >> reporter: justin martin was just 24 years old. he had only been on the
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father of three, had been promoted to sergeant after more than ten years at the des moines police department. >> we don't think these officers were specifically targeted because they were justin martin and tony beminio. >> this is the only thing they know, how to help. >> reporter: at the crime scene in urbandale this morning, there was a moment of gratitude for the police.at >> and i want you to go home to your families because i want my dad to come home to me and i a want my friends to come home to me. yet been charged criminally and a motive is unknown. authorities say it's entirelyy possible the gunman didn't really know the two officers he ambushed, but he was well-knownn to law enforcement in this area through previous run-ins. scott, one officer told us a short time ago, this guy has been a thorn in our side for a long time. >> pelley: david begnaud in iowa.th david, thank you. hillary clinton tweeted that she is heartbroken for the families of the officers, and donaldff trump tweeted today that they
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the long presidential campaign is finally down to six days. we have two reports on the strategies for the homestretch, and first we'll go to nancy cordes covering clinton. >> reporter: to win in florida, clinton needs to generate obama- level enthusiasm, especially from african americans, who made up a quarter of the state's early voting electorate when he was on the ballot in 2012. so far this year that rate is off by about seven points. >> reporter: today the president and clinton made the rounds again on predominantly black radio stations. >> reporter: in battleground north carolina, african american early voting rates are bouncing back from a slow start after republicans there imposed strict limits on the number of urban polling places during first week of early voting. >> it wasn't that long ago wheng
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register voters. >> reporter: in chapel hill today, mr. obama issued this dire new warning about a trump presidency. >> i hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. >> reporter: the latino vote will also be key for clinton, and there the numbers are far better. in florida, hispanic early voting is up 139% from thisin point in 2012, driven in part by trump's comments about mexicans. >> i mean, he starts out by insulting immigrants. he moves on to insult all latinos, insults african american, insults muslims, insults people withop disabilities. >> reporter: president obama came to clinton's aid on another front today, criticizing the f.b.i. director for alerting congress about new e-mails in the clinton case that may or may not be significant. the president said the f.b.i. should not be spreading what he called "innuendo and incompleten
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scott? >> pelley: nancy cordes on the campaign trail for us tonight. now let's go to major garrett, who is covering the trump campaign. >> get out there and vote. pretend we're slightly behind. you got to get out. we don't want to blow this. >> reporter: donald trump is running like an underdog even as new polls show the race in florida is essentially tied. for a second day, he warned that a hillary clinton presidency could be mired in congressional and possibly criminal investigations. >> if hillary clinton were to be elected, it would create anpr unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis. haven't we just been through a lot with the clintons? right? >> reporter: despite the public polling, trump's team believes it has surged ahead here. it also believes it has drawn even in upper midwest states like michigan and wisconsin. in eau claire last night, trump made a play for voters who cast early ballots for hillary
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remorse." >> a lot of stuff has come out since your vote. >> reporter: at least four states allow early voters toto withdraw their ballots and re- vote, but state officials say the practice is rarely used. still, trump's pitch speaks to the campaign's buoyancy in the final week. it was also visible in the roughly $600,000 investment in three trump commercials slated to air nationally during tonight's game seven of the world series. re everyday people stand united, ready to replace decades of leader who is not a part of the system. >> reporter: trump continues to raise money, $2 million this morning in miami from wealthy republican donors, a whopping $100 million in the month of october through small dollar donations. scott, we're told the republican national committee and the trump campaign have fully funded their field operations and every remaining dollar from now until election day will be plowed into trump tv commercials. >> pelley: major garrett for us. major, thank you.el
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>> p campaign 2016 team will bring you live election night coverage next tuesday at 7:00 eastern time. tonight, we are listening to millennial voters, many of them voting for the first time. clinton has a 28-point lead among them in a poll by harvard's institute of politics. more than half say they aree fearful about the future. elaine quijano gathered a group ages 18 to 34 from 12 states. new york city for our campaign 2016 series "closing arguments." >> i'm a very proud conservative, but i don't thinkn that donald trump represents the republican party. >> i'm 20 years old. i'm an unapologetic american and full-blown trump supporter. >> i'm 19. i'll vote for gary johnson. >> i'm 27 and i'm with her. >> i'm not with her and i don't support hillary clinton. >> i say i'm a trump supporter.t you immediately think i'm
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x we automatically jump to conclusions a trump supporter is a bad, uneducated supporter. >> he says a lot of stuff i 100% do not agree with, but at the same time, i don't want to support a liar. >> reporter: how many of you here have had college debt or you will soon have college debt? student debt? >> by the time i'm finished witn my education, i'm going to have over $200,000 in debt. in order to get a better career, you're forced into hig education, forced into this debt. i don't think really either candidate has posed a goodgo enough stance. >> reporter: i want to turn to another topic here and that is the issue of civil rights. a recent poll found that 85% of young african americans and 72% of hispanics believe their race is under attack in the u.s. i wonder why do you think thatac is? >> this particular topic is
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my my heart because i was robbedot and shot in my head. if that wasn't enough, i look up and i was staring down the barrel of another gun. this time it wasn't the barrel of a gun from someone else trying to rob me, this time i was looking down the barrel of the police. >> reporter: let me ask you, you're the son of a former police officer, is that right?e >> he actually recently retired. i think there are bad police officers. you know, there are plenty of ut think obama has not done a decent job at helping the african american community, and i think hillary clinton is part of that. but i do support our police. >> on the comment about police officers versus the black lives matter, the african american community, you have a choice to be a cop. you sign that. you go to training for that.oi you have no choice being black. and trump has normalized this talk and put a lot of lives in danger. >> here's the thing, trump
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so to say that trump tore our country apart at the seams and created this racial division, in way. president obama was the one who is in the white house for eight years, and race relations have been worse than ever in this country. let's look at who is in office. an african american man who has torn apart this country. we need the look at that. >> to say that race relations have gotten as bad as they've ever been under president obama shows a lack of historical depth. america is built on racial division, and donald trump's rhetoric, this otherism, plays on that narrative that has long been the narrative of american society. >> reporter: while there weree passionate disagreements, one issue united this group, debt. many told me they can't repay their student loans, which meanw they're putting off decisions like buying a house or starting a family, and, scott, they'rett looking for answers from these candidates. >> pelley: elaine quijano listening to the voters tonight. elaine, thank you. there's more of elaine's
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millennial voters on our cbs news youtube channel and on our streaming service, cbsn. police are investigating a fire last night at a predominantly african american church in greenville, mississippi, last night.rc someone spray painted "vote trump" on the hopewell baptist church. there are no suspects, but the mayor is calling it a hate crime. a complaint has been filed withe the federal election commissionn alleging that a boston law firm broke campaign finance laws with fraudulent donations to politicians, mostly democrats. the case was turned up in a joint investigation by "the boston globe" and the center for responsive politics. tony dokoupil has details. >> reporter: the thornton law firm has ten partners, but dollar for dollar it's one ofor the nation's biggest political donors. according to the firm's own donnels leaked by a whistle- blower days or hours after making these donation, parties
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>> once the law firm knew we had these records, they didn't deny that this was the case. b >> reporter: scott allen is the "globe"'s spotlight editor. so hundreds and hundreds of times a lawyer would donate money to a candidate or political party, and then almost immediately be given back that very same sum.a >> that's correct. >> reporter: if you give ak donation and then somebody else reimburses you for the donation that's a clear violation of the spirit and the letter of the law at the federal and state level.n >> reporter: federal law limits partnerships like the thornton of $2,700 per candidate. thornton is alleged to have made donations above that limit by using a straw donor system, using the firm's own money, but making it appear it was from individual partners. viveca novak is with the center for responsive politics. >> straw donor reimbursement systems are something that both the f.e.c. and the department ot justice take very seriously. and people have gone to jail for this. >> reporter: but the spotlightio team looked at donations from
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the trio donated $1.6 million, mostly to democrats. over the same period, they received back $1.4 million in bonuses. a thornton spokesperson said the donations were legal because they came out of each partner's ownership stake in the firm. it was a voluntary program,o thornton stated, involving the partner's own personal after-tax money. thornton donated to dozens of democrats, including some of the most hotly contested senate races. some of those decr including hillary clinton, said they'd be returning donations, but, scott, thornton told us ito hired an outside firm to review its political donations and that it has complied with election law. >> pelley: tony dokoupil, thank you. coming up next on the "cbse evening news," tumbling oilbl prices mean less school for some kids. er derby.
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and that is bad news for states that depend on taxes from energy production, as manuel bojorquez discovered in oklahoma. >> reporter: this is inola high school. this is inola high school on mondays. no school here due to budget cuts. kent holbrook is the superintendent. >> not in my worst dream did imy ever figure that i would be taking my district to a four-day school week. >> reporter: he says his district outside tulsa has lost $400,000 in state funding over the last year. the choice was cut teachers or switch to four days with an t extra hour. >> when i start weighing out what's going to do more damage, put 30, 35 first grade centers a class or change the hours in the week, the decision was actuallya pretty easy. >> reporter: it's the lesser of two evils. >> that's where we're at. >> reporter: lawmakers blame a 70% drop in oil and gas prices
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this year the state faced a $1.3 billion deficit and cut $34 million in education funding. but critics say that's in part due to years of giving tax breaks to oil companies, rates as low as 1% during the boom,th while the going rate in north dakota was 11.5%. nearly one-third of oklahomama school districts in mostly poor, rural areas, have had to shorten the school week. >> knowing that we don't have enough money to keep the lights on and the buses running, it's e just an outrage. >> reporter: audra cornett has two children in inola schools. she's also a teacher here. >> their whole future depends on the quality of education they receive at these young ages, an i don't see them being ready in the way that we have been able to prepare them before. on their very first day of school. >> reporter: so she opened this learning center where for $20ld
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d elevated heart rates. the headline on the "cleveland plain dealer" says it all, "buckle up." still, after their loss last night, we heard from plenty of fans who believe their indiansns will come through. >> being a clevelander, i'm looking for those indians to pull it off. >> reporter: sure, don, but the momentum appears to be with the cubs now. >> reporter: well, at least there are still cleveland fansel who were around when the indians won in 1948. >> the cleveland indians win a 4-3 triumph. >> i was ten, close to 11. >> reporter: like gino summa. did you think it would take this long? >> in cleveland, yes. >> reporter: dean, do you still have your newspaper clippings from 1908? >> reporter: very funny, don. the cubs have worked hard to become lovable losers, succumbing to all manner of jinxes, curses and lousy luck, but they're actually trying to catch up to the other professionals in town, whose
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history. >> reporter: history is one thing, but popular culture is another. the best movie about chicago baseball was all about a bunch of cheaters. >> say it ain't so, joe. >> vaughn into the windup. >> reporter: at least "major league" was funny. >> just a bit outside. >> here it comes. >> reporter: and the indians haven't been lovable losers. >> the marlins are in the win column. >> reporter: their history isan more shakespearean tragedy. they went to the series twice in the '90s with great teams and suffered crushing losses. >> reporter: you know, don, i >>ldom think of cleveland when i'm reading shakespeare. >> reporter: okay, well, one of, these teams is going to lose, and for that team and its hometown, scott, that will truly be a tragedy. >> pelley: equal time from don dahler and dean reynolds. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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hillary clinton is in las vegas... while donald trump is on the other side of the country in florida. we look at who both candidates are targeting... to try and get out the vote. ((denise valdez)) we're coming up on thanksgiving break... and c-c-s-d is still dealing with a teacher shortage. the effects local families are feeling... i am hoping for the best. as classrooms remain as crowded as ever. ((dave courvoisier)) it's something we pedestrians killed on valley roads. the new class both drivers and pedestrians could be required to take... if police spot them breaking the rules of the road.// ((tedd florendo)) ((( a breezy wednesday for souther nevada. now unseasonably warm temps begin. we have a detailed look at your weather now forecast coming up.
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candidates are doubling down their efforts in key battleground states. thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) >> and i'm dave courvoisier. while donald trump is in florida... hillary clinton made her way to las vegas today. >> politics now co- host patrick walker was at her rally today... patrick? ((patrick walker)) >> hillary clinton rallied to her base perhaps one final time... speaking in front of a union crowd here at the plumbers and pipefitters union training center. catherine cortez masto... stressing the importance of early voting and getting people to the polls. the union crowd took to the streets to canvass for clinton after the rally ended. clinton's theme was "imagine a world with donald trump as president." she told the crowd his insults against women... minorities... veterans... and others are a preview of how he would act as president. clinton then told the crowd she is ready to be president.: ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "on the day that we brought osama bin laden to justice, i was in the situation room, monitoring what our brave men were doing, to make it clear

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